Performers show Marlwood’s Got Talent
IT’S not just in the classroom where Marlwood School pupils and teachers can perform.
A competition staged at the Alveston secondary school revealed they can light up the stage, too.
An audience of family, friends and supporters was treated to singing, ballet, modern dance, martial arts and gymnastics displays in the very first Marlwood’s Got Talent show.
PE teacher Matt Richards was under the spotlight performing as a rapper, and former student Georgie Hilton, who attended Marlwood 12 years ago, demonstrated the sport at which she is now a world champion: Korean martial art Tang Soo Du.
Teachers Ewan Turner and Melissa Morgan were on the judging panel along with two former pupils.
After the judges picked out a singer from Year 9 as the winner the audience had a chance to make their own selection and voted for another singer from Year 7.
Supporters group the Friends of Marlwood School donated a £100 prize to the judges’ winning contestant.
The evening had many small touches to make it feel special - a red carpet, mocktails, a photobooth, and donuts donated by Greggs. Heart FM DJ Paris Troy was the compere.
The event was co-ordinated by FOMS member Lucy Shrimpton, who said: “We are bowled over by the level of talent at Marlwood.
“This was an amazing, feel-good event, bringing together the school community to celebrate all that is positive about Marlwood after a tough few years.”
The event raised more than £600, which is likely to pay for equipment for the drama hall, and was such a success FOMS plans to hold it again next year.
The next event is the musical Oliver! which will be performed on 2 and 3 July. For more information please contact the school by email at email@example.com call 01454 862525.
More information on FOMS can be found at the group’s Facebook page.
Picture of Marlwood's Got Talent winners with compere Paris Troy by Imogen Roberts